Hi Box Support team,
I have tried to use the Metadata Cascade Policy feature, and it appears to not work. I know that the documentation says the cascade does not happen immediately, but even for a small folder tree my templates have not cascaded after 10 hours.
Created a new folder to represent business models, each folder has its own metadata instance of a shared template, and has just 5 subfolders beneath it. In testing, each of the subfolders is empty. Then, metadata cascade policy is enabled by using the Java SDK (https://github.com/box/box-java-sdk/blob/master/doc/folders.md#create-cascade-policy-on-folder)
Observed results: Out of 20 folders created, only one folder had all 5 of its subfolders get the metadata cascaded to them. For the others, between 0-4 subfolders will have the metadata cascaded, even after waiting 10 hours. There seems to be no pattern of which subfolders get the metadata cascaded to them successfully.
Some help on expectations around this feature would be helpful. This seems like a very simple use case and am surprised it is so flaky for this simple folder structure.
- Brooke Xu
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